Nitroglycerin for anxiety

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Avatar n tn Dr said he hopes his looks like that when he is 65. Had Lung test they came back all right. Doctor just said for relief could take nitroglycerin. What effect will this have on heart long range. Is there a medical term for this.
Avatar n tn Sorry for my misspellings in my post, I have been awake for 17 hours for work and school. Meds for anxiety. Do they help? Yes they can. Are they good for you in the long run? No. If you broke your arm would you just take morphine? It would take the pain away but it would not heal you. That is what meds do. In the long run you still have anxiety. A psychiatrist, a regular MD or DO will give you drugs. Thats what they are trained to do. Taking meds without therapy is worthless.
Avatar n tn They come and go throughout the day and are very disruptive to my thinking of 'what's going on with me? - which I'm guessing only breeds more anxiety. The only other med I'm on is Lipitor for cholestorol. I'm reluctant to try any anti-anxiety meds since I had a bad bout with cymbalta a few months back and I really don't feel as though I need it. I just want the pain to stop. I've tried numerous relaxation and meditation methods which are very calming and helpful, but still the pain comes.
Avatar n tn I had the same problem for a year 23 to 24 years old , and I still have them occasionally but I know now it is anxiety and stress related, my suggestion to you is to visit a Psychiatrist so you can start treating your anxiety. I took every possible test to check my heart and every time they told me the same thing, that my heart was perfectly fine and It was all in my head.
Avatar m tn I've had off and on chest pains for the last few years, but always went away pretty fast with a nitroglycerin tablet. I figured I had some mild stable angina, of course I also have procrastinated with changing my lifestyle. I know I have risk of heart disease with being overweight, eating bad stuff, and not enough activity in my life (although I don't smoke, drink or anything illegal).
Avatar n tn i kept going farther and father just took ibrprophin when i was in alot of pain and was given .5 ativan nerve pill for anxiety...never really took them only if it was an emergancy,took me 4-5 months and i pretty much was over it completly had the odd episode and belived things were finally alright,. it was the biggest relief of my life...
Avatar f tn At one point on Thursday I was convinced I was having a heart attack, but after having a resting EKG done the next day my doctor still thinks I have an anxiety disorder (he calls it Da Costa Syndrome) and not CAD. I should say that I was worked up about six months ago for CAD with nuclear stress test followed by stress echo. The nuclear scan was equivocal but the echo was clearly negative. I have really excellent exercise tolerance which also points to anxiety as the root cause.
Avatar m tn My next step may be to see a doctor about my anxiety, which may mean a prescription for something like xanax, but if my symptoms jump out as something physical that my doctor may have missed, I'd like to avoid any chemicals that may be mind-altering. Sorry it's so long, but I wanted you have all the info I could think of. Thanks!
Avatar n tn ed is correct nitro dilates vessels. I take a nitrate (isosorbide) for more than 6 years 3 times before going to gym for workout. My blood pressure does not drop between fact I was told to have intervals of nitrate free period. It is true, nitro dilates the coronary vessels and prevents angina (chest pain). The patch should only be worn for up to 12 to 14 hours a day, or as directed by your doctor, but continued use with no interruptions can cause a tolerance for drug....
Avatar m tn The pain lasts anywhere from a few minutes to several hours. I have been prescribed nitroglycerin to take as needed for chest pain and this medicine surely helps. I've had several EKGs and cardiac enzymes done which were all normal. I also had a threadmill/stress test done which was normal. My cardiologist thinks the the probability of me having an occluded/blocked coronary artery is very low.
Avatar n tn My doctor has prescribed flovent pumps, nasal sprays for back drip and losec for GERD but there's been no significant changes. For the past 2 mths I've been getting a pain in my chest on my left side and numbing from my right shoulder down my arm. At first is was only when I lied down but now it's spuratic through out the day, my toes and feet also get very cold that they hurt when I lie down.
Avatar f tn I can't walk at a normal pace or stand for long periods of time without my left arm tingling. I called the RN for the cardiologist and she told me to take aspirin every 6 hrs to help with the pain. This isn't helping. What do I need to tell these medical professionals for them to take my symptoms seriously? Is there a waiting period for the beta blockers to help control these symptoms? Are there any home remedies that might help ease this?
Avatar n tn Several ecg, chest x ray, blood tests and one echo have not showed a problem so far. Its been blamed on costochondritis/anxiety and muscoskeltal issues. I read about the above syndrome in a dr advice page of a magazine although it didn't give much info. Can it be possible this is causing my pain?
Avatar f tn Myocardial infarction pain is characteristically crushing retrosternal chest pain which may move to arms, shoulder, neck, teeth, jaw, belly area or back. This can be squeezing, lasting for 20 minutes. Rest and nitroglycerin may help relieve the pain to some extent. Other symptoms are anxiety, cough, dizziness, palpitations, shortness of breath etc. your doctor would like to check the cardiac enzymes like troponin and CPK, CPK MB.
Avatar n tn Penegra (sildenafil) is showing optimal results in individuals who experience ED secondary to high levels of anxiety (performance anxiety) and individuals with mild ED.
Avatar f tn I have had pain under my left breast for a few days. I have MVP and a PFOI have also had swelling in my left leg/foot. It seems to get worse as i am more tired. Should I contact a doctor? could it just be anxiety?
Avatar f tn Dear Dr. @ Cleveland Clinic Particularly for women, I was wondering if you could help us with some pointers on the how we tell the difference between a panic attack and a actual heart attack. I have heart "issues" but also suffer from terrible anxiety because of it. I've been to the ER numerous time only to be called "another anxious woman". Is there anyway to know difference?
712042 tn?1254572809 I am glad that you are better though. I don't remember whether or not you tried a long acting nitroglycerin pill or a calcium channel blocker in the past. If not, it may be worthwhile. One other thing that comes to mind is a high level of stress or anxiety as a possible etiology to this process, but based on what you've told us in the past, I don't think that this is playing a role here at all.
Avatar f tn After a about a minute my fingers started to tingle. This whole thing lasted for about 10 mins. The sweating and nausia etc stopped but i still felt dizzy for about half an hour afterwards. Any clue to what this could have been?
Avatar n tn Some of the causes of dizziness are orthostatic hypotension(low BP),hypoglycemia(low blood sugar),lack of sleep,stress and anxiety and refractive errors or problems with the power of accomaodation of the eyes. Ear infections and other causes like Meniere’s disease or inner ear diseases can also lead to dizziness.They are modifiable with diet and lifestyle changes.Pls get your blood sugar,BP,eyesight and status of inner ear checked.
Avatar m tn So I need to take- tablets- Diosmin 450 mg INN with Hesperidin 50 mg INN and a cream Nitroglycerin USP.04% Nitroglycerin has made my condition even worse with extreme light head ness and discomfort in chest. So I have stopped my haemorrage medication. Any suggestion?
Avatar n tn I had an allergic reation to a steriod injection for bursitis in my right arm. With the allergic reaction I experienced chest pain, sweating, chills, shortness of breath, and weakness. The pains were more sharp, and a heaviness on my chest. The EKG was abnormal..T Waves were inverted or flattened on leads 3 & 4. My white blood count was 14. I was hospitalized and monitored. THey sent me home with Nitro and still haven't had stress test.
Avatar f tn At 31, I underwent all tests including an coronary angiogram which came back fine. I have been tested for GERD etc as well (negative). To date, I am still experiencing chest pressure/pain, shortness of breath, nausea, dizziness, severe upper back pain (at times) etc. My cardiologist has now prescribed CCB's instead of betablockers along with nitroglycerin.
Avatar n tn I think that the strategy that makes the most sense for you is to seek therapy for your anxiety disorder. If you are able to control the anxiety and panic attacks and you are still having chest pain, re-pursue diagnostic evaluation at that time. Good luck.
Avatar f tn I have been having chest pain for more than couple of years,it is on and off.It pains when Im stressed or experiencing heavy emotions,it is like a biting pain in chest and leftside back if Im too stressed then sometimes my left arm pains it goes off after sometime.Im 27 male had blood and urine test and ECG checked before but the doc say everthing is normal .
675923 tn?1296241611 First I need to know how long you have been sparking up on cigs and second, this could be anything from chest congestion to emphysema, or anxiety, since i am a professional anxiety sufferer in my attacks i get Shortness of breath, cold, dizzy, and an extreme rush if fear, which i found now very EXCITING!
Avatar f tn You are going through a lot and that would have anyone stressed in my opinion. Have you been able to talk to anyone in mental health for your anger and anxiety? It sounds like you have been seeing the specialists for your medical reasons, but are you able to see a therapist to discuss the anxiety and anger no matter what the cause. I also know that warfarin can be a pain in the you know what.
Avatar n tn I have been experience constant pain for six months. It started with heart palpitations. After three days in the hospital with an echo, EKGs, and heart enzyme studies, it was determined that the issue is not related to my heart. The palpitations eventually subsided but that pain that presented with them has not. In fact, it's gotten much worse. Sometimes it's all of the way down my arm into my finger tips. It feels like it's in my muscle. It's sharp in the front upper left side of my chest.
Avatar m tn Hello - I have recently had fatigue for a week, then chest pressure accompanied by irregular heartbeat. I went to an outpatient clinic where an EKG was ordered. It said "Vent. rate 80, PR interval 136 ms, QRS duration 96 ms, QT/QTc 382/441 ms, and P-R-T axes 56 79 - 28, normal sinus rhythm. ST & T wave abnormality, consider inferior ischemia, ST & T wave abnormality, consider anterior ischemia. Abnormal ECG.
Avatar m tn Your symptoms are very typical for anxiety/depression. Did anything happen 6 months ago as for as a life event? All the symptoms you list are quite common with anxiety disorder. Check out the anxiety forum. Anxiety disorder is a serious ailment and the symptoms can be quite disabling and difficult to cope with. Talk to your doctor about this and ask for a referral to a psychiatrist if he believes anxiety is the problem.